Hmm... I'm not too sure how I feel about this one. On the score screen, the gold section is GREAT, but the activity log being a big block is a bit hard to look at. Also, it might be nice to add a filter option to the activity log, incase you didn't want to see gods, items, monsters, etc.
On the animations, the new ENDISWAL one is great (it really gives you the image of the wall exploding), but the slowed one is a bit of a mixed blessing. When you are looking for popcorn it is VERY useful, but if you popcorn bowl a lot and then not touch it for the whole time it can be really distracting.
On the footsteps, they are great, except in one case: moving around quickly with the key board. The main reason is if you keyboard move, it creates one footstep for that tile, so if you key board quickly, it will be a lot of the same foot going in one direction, instead of alternating feet. It's kind of strange.
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